Beware of Foretold Favor

January 10, 2014 at 11:36 am | Posted in The Fives | Leave a comment
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David wanted to build a house in which the presence of the Lord could dwell (II Samuel 7:1-3), but the Lord wanted David’s son to be the one to build it (II Samuel 7:4-13). David’s son Solomon became king, and at the appointed time he determined to fulfill the promise which the Lord had made to his father.

And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.

I Kings 5:5

When the opportunity came for Solomon to accomplish this sacred duty, he recognized that the providence of God was at work. He also remembered – and relied upon – the promise of God to help him accomplish it.

As Christians we must remember that the Spirit of God which brought us to Christ does not thereafter lie dormant in our lives until our time to go to Heaven. He has decreed good works for us to accomplish during our temporary sojourn in this wicked world. We certainly don’t want to miss these opportunities! Our task is to remember this promise, to get excited about it, and to seek to accomplish it in God’s power. When enthusiasm and expectation meet providence and purpose, great things are accomplished and God is glorified.

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